Wize Guyz bar to open on South College Avenue
Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 02:09
New off-campus restaurant Wize Guyz Sports Lounge and Grill celebrated its grand opening Friday afternoon near Delaware Stadium, though it unofficially opened on Aug. 20.
While the revamped, once abandoned diner plans to draw in students with a relaxing atmosphere, the restaurant’s distance dissuades many students from venturing off campus, according to Melany Justice.
She said the convenience of a restaurant’s location is the most crucial factor when she decides where to eat.
“If [a restaurant] was closer, I would go more often,” Justice said. “However, I don’t have a car.”
Senior Tom McKenna said he prefers dining out to eating in.
“I eat out a lot, especially now that I live off campus,” said McKenna. “It’s easier than cooking and offers a lot of selection.”
McKenna also said that even though he prefers going to restaurants to cooking for himself, he prefers to eat at restaurants on Main Street as opposed to places within driving distance.
Junior Christopher Ware, however, feels that driving may be well worth it for a well-staffed restaurant.
“I am willing to travel more for better service, as long as the distance is within reason,” Ware said. “I eat out maybe two to three times a week because of convenience and it offers an opportunity to try something new.”
Manager of Wize Guyz Mike Cahill said the restaurant opened at this location to transform the diner into both a restaurant and a sports bar where students can relax and watch athletic events.
Wize Guyz serves primarily Italian food, including paninis, but Cahill said they also serve other classic dishes like hamburgers and club sandwiches.
Cahill said while the prices are consistent with restaurants located on Main Street, the new restaurant offers a 20 percent discount with presentation of a university ID and accepts Off-Campus Meal Plan cards. The restaurant also provides free parking for its customers.